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DAOS Houses

Clerkenwell House

You might not know this yet, but Dame Alice Owen’s School is over 400 years old. That makes it one of the oldest schools in the country. The school was originally in Islington, and only moved to Hertfordshire in the 1970s.

All of the houses are named after places important to the original school in Islington, to help us to keep our links with the area. You can read more about the school’s history here.

The fields of Clerkenwell are believed to be where it all began, where Dame Alice’s hat was hit by an arrow, and where she made her commitment to do something good for society if she were ever in a position to.

The original school was for students from Islington and Clerkenwell.

The Clerkenwell house colour is Red

There are 2 form groups in Clerkenwell, each with a form tutor and form prefects. Your email will tell you if you are in Clerkenwell 1 or Clerkenwell 2.

Goswell House

You might not know this yet, but Dame Alice Owen’s School is over 400 years old. That makes it one of the oldest schools in the country. The school was originally in Islington, and only moved to Hertfordshire in the 1970s.

All of the houses are named after places important to the original school in Islington, to help us to keep our links with the area. You can read more about the school’s history here.

Dame Alice Owen’s was originally two separate schools; one for boys and one for girls. Both of the schools were located just off of Goswell Road, which is where your house gets its name from.

The Goswell house colour is Green

There are 2 form groups in Goswell, each with a form tutor and form prefects. Your email will tell you if you are in Goswell 1 or Goswell 2.

Isledon House

You might not know this yet, but Dame Alice Owen’s School is over 400 years old. That makes it one of the oldest schools in the country. The school was originally in Islington, and only moved to Hertfordshire in the 1970s.

All of the houses are named after places important to the original school in Islington, to help us to keep our links with the area. You can read more about the school’s history here.

Isledon sounds a bit like ‘Islington’ and that’s right. When Dame Alice was a little girl and Islington was just a village on the  edge of the City of London, it was known as Isledon.

The Isledon house colour is Blue

There are 2 form groups in Isledon, each with a form tutor and form prefects. Your email will tell you if you are in Isledon 1 or Isledon 2.

Hermitage House

You might not know this yet, but Dame Alice Owen’s School is over 400 years old. That makes it one of the oldest schools in the country. The school was originally in Islington, and only moved to Hertfordshire in the 1970s.

All of the houses are named after places important to the original school in Islington, to help us to keep our links with the area. You can read more about the school’s history here.

Houses are quite new at Owens, we reintroduced them a year ago. But Hermitage was one of the original house names for the boys school, first introduced in 1913. Hermitage is named after a field in Islington where the original school and Almshouses were built.

The Hermitage house colour is Yellow

There are 2 form groups in Hermitage, each with a form tutor and form prefects. Your email will tell you if you are in Hermitage 1 or Hermitage 2.